|Employer:||SUNY Empire State College|
|Occupation:||Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design|
Greetings! My name is Kathleen Stone. I am a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design at SUNY Empire State College's Center for Distance Learning. I primarily work with the Science, Math, and Technology area of study on course revisions and new course development. I participate on the Learning Resources taskforce at the college. As part of the taskforce I am currently taking David Wiley's "Introduction to Openness in Education" open course. I also teach adjunct in the side. Currently I am teaching Geology and the Environment online. Just so that I ensure I have no free time, I am a doctoral student working on my Ed.D in Higher Education and Adult Learning.
I am fairly new at SUNY Empire State College. I started in September 2011. Prior to coming to Empire I spent 8 years at a Clinton Community Collge (CCC), another SUNY institution. At CCC I held a variety of positions over the 8 years. I started as a tutor for math and science and moved on to teaching math and earth science courses as an adjunct. During that time I was able to develop and teach Geology and Meteorology as hybrid courses using the ANGEL platform. In total I have taught 10 courses at CCC including:
- Introductory Algebra
- Math Functions
- Technical Math 1
- Physical Geology
- Science Inquiry: Earth and Physical Science
- Library Research Skills
After completing my Masters degree in Adult Education I was lucky to get into the continuing education office at CCC full-time where I worked as a Coordinator of Community and Workforce Development. I coordinated community workshops, professional certification programs, and some workforce contract training. During this time I completed my certification through LERN (Learning Resource Network) to become a Certified Program Planner (CPP). I have also taught geology labs as an adjunct at Plattsburgh State University and worked as a consultant for Cambridge Educational Services on the math portions of their SAT and GRE test prep courses.
I am currently a doctoral student working towards my Ed.D. in Higher Education and Adult Learning at Walden University.I began my education as an adult student at a community college when I was 25 years old and earned my Associates of Science degree in Math/Science at Clinton Community College. I then transfered to Plattsburgh State University where I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Geology. There I completed original research on Apatite Fission track dating and presented at the annual GSA conference. I completed my Masters of Science degree in Adult Education at Buffalo State University where I focused on using inquiry based teaching methods in geology courses.
I am interested in adult learning theories and how they apply to online learning and instructional design. I tend to be drawn to social-constructivism and transformative learning. I also have a growing desire to understand the relationship between open education and adult learning.
| I do not have much personal time at this point in life, but when I have a moment I am a science fiction fan. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and TV shows that have a sci-fi or fantasy theme. I also love to spend time with my family doing just about anything. I have been married almost 18 years and have a 16 year old son and 11 year old daughter. My husband has a wonderful sense of humor that my kids have inherited. It's a blast to watch them grow and I cherish the journey.
One of my favorite things to do when life is extremely crazy and busy is to take a few moments to pull it back into perspective and spend a few minutes watching Carl Sagan talk about The Pale Blue Dot. There are many versions of this speech out there, but this is by far my favorite.
Adult Learning Resources
My wiki projects
My optional community service (learning contract) project
||By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.|
| Brief description of project
|| Working with Audeliz Matias from Empire State College, we will be developing a mini interactive course on scientific method that can be used in any science course to provide college level background on "how to do" science. |
| Target date for completion
|| We will work on this project as time allows since we will be involved in a rather massive transition to Moodle very soon. The goal is to have it completed within 12 months (Feb 2013).|
|| --Kstone 15:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)|
Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Congratulations on your first wiki certification :-) - Wayne Mackintosh 22:12, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
- Congratulations on your first wiki certification --Ravi limaye 12:39, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
- Hi, there! Thanks for your note! I'd love to work on some OER projects with you! And, congratulations o your first wiki certification! --BettyHD 23:54, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Betty! --Kstone 00:14, 26 February 2012 (UTC)